homepageTips and tricks from people with spinal cord injuries (SCI).
Förflyttning mellan rullstol och duschpall, (svensk text)

“Rufus” Shower stool
“Rufus” Shower stool

Shower stool locked to wheelchair with wheelchair brake
Shower stool locked to wheelchair with wheelchair brake

Grab bar
Grab bar

Shower chair washers (close-up)
Shower chair washers (close-up)

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Transfers between wheelchair and shower stool

The wheelchair is locked to the shower stool for secure transfers.

Description
Place the legs of the shower stool between the wheel and the wheelchair frame and lock in place with the wheelchair brake (photo 2). This method works with the “Rufus” shower stool, which is no longer made (photo 1). A grab bar is also used to hold on to a fixed point during transfers (photo 3).

Authors comments
The wheelchair is locked to the shower stool for secure transfer. The washers that hold the seat of the shower chair in place break regularly (photo 4). Glenn purchased spare washers from the manufacturer so he can repair the stool. He is also considering attaching an “X” brace under the shower stool seat to take the weight off the washers. Glenn has examined other shower stools and does not feel they work as well. The stool legs have to be 25 mm.

Idea
Glenn Andersson

Paid for by
County council

Editors comments
ETAC does not sell shower stools with folding armrests anymore. In Sweden Coral from Handicare, www.handicare.se is a similar model (last checked June 2017).

Tip is dated from 2005

Categories for this tip
housing » bathroom, mobility » wheelchair transfer, self care » washing oneself, Tips and tricks from people with High paraplegia with impaired balance (Th 2-10, ASIA A, B).

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